IT is absolutely brilliant news that Captain Tom Moore is to be knighted.

It is fitting that a man from the generation that won WW2 75 years ago has led the nation during the biggest crisis since that time and shown us why they won that great victory.

We tend to write our old people off but as Captain Tom shows us no matter what your age you still can make a difference and what a difference Captain Tom has made with his £39 million raised for the NHS.

Paddy Maxwell